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February, 4, 2022

Chocolat Celeste celebrates 20 years this Valentine's Day

We were featured on WCCO TV!

Come see us talk about our 20 years of chocolate love and watch the video here:


April 9, 2021

Featured last night on "The Beat With Ari Melber" on MSNBC.

Sometimes you're a nut, and sometimes you're not! A few years back we created the "Almond Al" for Al Franken to prove having the nut is the best.

Look for Almond Al's comeback soon!

Read transcript: (scroll to the last "Commercial Break")


February 7, 2021

Choose Local Chocolatiers, Chocolat Celeste Voted a Top 10 Idea for an All-Chocolate Valentine's Day: As Featured in Star Tribune.

by Rick Nelson, Star and Tribune Columnist/Reporter | Dining and Food


November 10, 2020

The Joy of Chocolate: From Breast Cancer Survivor & Chocolatier, Mary Leonard.

Mary Leonard is deeply curious about chocolate and a life-long connoisseur.

“Sharing the finer things has always been a joyful and deeply memorable experience for me. I see eyes light up as friends and colleagues sample and discover my chocolate notes and nuances. For me the world of fine food is about discovery," says Mary.

Thankfully, there’s much territory to explore.


October 5, 2020

Chocolat Celeste chosen as one of 7 places all chocolate lovers should visit in Southeast Minnesota

…you know that saying about moms sitting on the couch eating bonbons? Well, this is where you buy those.

June 24, 2020

Chocolat Celeste in St. Paul pays it forward with Hope Chest Collection chocolate line

Giving back to the community by doing what CEO, Mary Leonard knows best — making chocolates.


June 5, 2020

Lending a Hand: As Featured on CBS Minnesota

For nearly 20 years, Mary Leonard's company Chocolate Celeste has provided joy in the good times, and the tough, Jason DeRusha reports.


May 26, 2020

Giving Back: As Featured on CBS Minnesota

Jason DeRusha reports on how Mary Leonard is using her skills to give back to a local nonprofit has she battles breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.